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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels including Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon barrel aged variants of Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Simply amazing, pulling together everything that can make this style great. Thick and creamy as can be, with incredible balance and length. Tons of dark chocolate and cocoa mingle with the evident but not overpowering bourbon notes, picking up subtle hints of soy, molasses, oak, caramel that melt through the pillow-soft finish. Incredible, tasted on draft at 2016 Dark Lord Day and was the highlight of my day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4033) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Catch up rating from last night’s RIS bottle share. As expected this is good stuff, 2009 vintage, but not the best of the night. Extremely solid and robust stout, bourbon barrel notes abound. Plenty of heat as well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Consistently one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts. FFF makes this about every other year as one of the DL variants and it usually reigns supreme. Taste and aroma are always right on point, not too much bourbon, but just right. Nice on the palate and overall and one of the early yet consistently best examples of bourbon barrel aged stouts. A must have

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition, ’15 vintage. Pitch black with a dark tan head. Super sweet stuff, syrup, light oak, some bourbon, vanilla fudge and light soy. A tad too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rekvium (425) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2015 From bottle, thanks a lot Dolle! Bottle #278/420 from 2012. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon (a lot), vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, cocoa. Taste is through the roof! Lots of bourbon, vanilla, smooth, dark chocolate, oh my god, complex, cocoa, perfect balance, slight port caracter. Holy f*ck, this is extreme. Not even a sipper, this has drinkability!!! Just perfect...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2322) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Thx dolle. 278/420 2012. Pours deep black with a brown head. Aroma dark chocolate, vanilla, burbon, wood, cocoa, light malts, what a balance. Taste is smooth, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate. Very balanced wauw.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dedollewaitor (15598) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
2012 Vintage. Bottle # 278/420, Bottle @ Rekvium, Orla and Dolle’s dødsyge søndagssmagning, 2015. 2012 trade with Sean9689. Thanks. 2012 Vintage. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Motor oil, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Good roast, soy, quality coffee and syrup. Slick, smooth and soft. Vinous and complex. Banger!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2389) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Big thanks to Zakoon for bringing this bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares WLZBRZ edition Been wanted to try this for a long time. Let’s get to it! Pours black with a nice brown head. Prettier than most DL’s . Aroma of coconut, vanilla, dark sweet fruits, molasses, chocolate, some cherry, weak bourbon in the background and just sweet and smooth as... yep.. Perverse but somehow harmonic to me and I really like the things the beer pulled out of the barrels. The taste is... You guessed it - Sweet! With notes of vanilla, sweet bourbon, dark sweet caramel, smooth molasses, chocolate and marshmallows. More is more in this beer and I understand that it turns some people off - for me I just can’t do anything else than enjoy it. Maybe not a whole bottle... Then again - I am up for the challenge if I ever get the chance!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jh773 (252) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Here it is. Ridiculously thick and rich Russian imperial stout with sweet caramel-bourbon flavor. Motor-oil palate (in the best way possible). Not quite like melted chocolate butter pecan ice cream, but getting there. I would sacrifice a kitten to get more of this. Not really, but maybe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Enjoyed on tap at Kaiser Tiger in Chicago, IL after an interesting night of a 20 sided die raffle for Malort aged Dark Lord, and this was the special treat that no one was expecting, and it was like $2 for 6 oz which is bananas. This may be the best Dark Lord I've had considering the circumstances as well as how it wasn't as thick as the Malort aged but was way more potent and burning, and more flavorful to boot. Really, this one was a treat and I'm lucky to have stuck around to try this rare brew. Would have again but probably won't have again.

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